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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Boronated DNA-Binding Compounds as Potential Agents for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Author(s): Ellen L. Crossley, Erin J. Ziolkowski, Jeffrey A. Coderre and Louis M. Rendina

Volume 7, Issue 3, 2007

Page: [303 - 313] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/138955707780059808

Price: $65


Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is a binary cancer treatment that exploits the short range particles released from a nuclear fission reaction involving the non-radioactive 10B nucleus and low-energy (thermal) neutrons for the destruction of tumour cells. If boronated agents are targeted towards chromosomal DNA, the efficiency of BNCT is greatly enhanced. This article presents a concise review of DNA-binding compounds that have been functionalised with boron.

Keywords: Boron neutron capture therapy, boronated agent, carborane, DNA-targeting, boronic acid

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